If a state court finds that Section 70033, or any similar provision adopted by the Regents of the University of California, is unlawful, the court may order, as equitable relief, that the participating institution subject to the lawsuit terminate all loans awarded pursuant to that statute or provision deemed unlawful by a state court, but no money damages, loans, or other retroactive relief, may be awarded. In an action in which a state court finds that Section 70033 or any similar provision adopted by the Regents of the University of California, is unlawful, the California State University and the University of California shall be immune from the imposition of any award of money damages, loans, or other retroactive relief.
(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 754, Sec. 3. (SB 1210) Effective January 1, 2015.)
Terms Used In California Education Code 70039
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
- Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
- Participating institution: means any campus of the California State University or the University of California that elects to participate in the DREAM Program pursuant to the requirements specified for a qualifying institution as set forth in this article. See California Education Code 70032
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.